Easy ways optimize your blog while on your coffee break
So you have your cool little niche blog on your out-of-the-zip-file Wordpress or
MovableType… and now you want to turn that side hobby into your day job. Even when
you are a new blogger - or even an older one that just never quite got around to doing all
that much after doing the initial install and maybe a few plugins - there are a lot of things
you could do to enhance and optimize your blog that just never get done. Why not? Often
its just an extreme feeling of overwhelmingness at “all that needs to be done” or just
simply a time or skill issue. But it is these little enhancements - whether for reader
usability, search engines, marketing or things just to make your actual blogging go a little
bit easier and blogger-friendly - that can really take your blog to the next level… the one
that actually earns you money.
Here are some quick and easy fixes you can make to your blog, and you can each one
into the same amount of time it takes you to have your coffee break… yes, seriously,
each one should take you 15 minutes or less! And it will leave you your lunch break as
actual blog writing time. So now you have no excuse not to do at least some of these
which will make your blog better for you, your readers and the search engines. And
because each is such a quick thing to do, these are perfect for those who still have a day
job but have dreams of being a full time blogger.
Some do require you to have FTP access to upload plugins. Many are Wordpress specific
but could be easily adapted to your blog platform of choice.
Run far, far away from the default template
With the number of free blog templates out there, there is really no excuse to be running
the default template on your blog unless you just finished installing it five minutes ago.
To readers, this is the equivelant of running fingernails down a chalkboard. So even if
you can’t afford to hire a designer to make you something custom yet, go and download a
freebie one, just